SKYNEWS

SkyTeam Dray Supports Flint, Michigan During Water Crisis

In response to the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, SkyTeam Dray is leveraging their expertise in the trucking industry to support relief efforts. Dray is partnering with Niagara Bottling and Feed the Children to deliver water to those in need. Quick background: A change in...

MIT Alumni Angel Investors Group Hosts Startup Dinner

The MIT Alumni Angel Investors Group is accepting applications for attendance at their dinner meeting in Palo Alto on March 24th. The Investors Group is particularly excited about companies with deep technology and disruptive models. The application deadline is February 18th....

SkyAlum Lioness Launches on Indiegogo

Yesterday Lioness announced the launch of their smart vibrator on Indiegogo. Just barely 24 hours after the launch, Lioness has reached nearly 50% of their campaign goal. The Lioness product is uniquely designed to empower women and allow them to explore their bodies. The team is...

Success at the Localwise Startup Job Fair

SkyAlum Localwise hosted a Berkeley startup job fair across the street from SkyDeck at Nextspace on Thursday, January 28th. The event attracted over 1,000 local job seekers. The line to enter the building wrapped around the block and it took participants up to an hour to...

SkyAlum Civil Maps Recognized by Goldman Sachs

SkyAlum Civil Map’s attendance at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas attracted new attention to their geospatial technology. The CES event revealed the growth in different approaches aiming to provide mapping for computer interpretation and autonomous driving. From the 3,200 exhibitors at CES,...

SkyDeck Hosts Under Secretary of the US Department of Energy, Dr. Franklin Orr

On Monday, SkyDeck, alongside Business Forward and the US Department of Energy, hosted a Business Leader Briefing covering the Department of Energy’s role in supporting clean tech startup growth. Caroline Winnett, Executive Director of SkyDeck facilitated conversation between Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr....

SkyTeam Stroll Receives Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant

SkyTeam Stroll has recently received a six figure grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant. The grant will allow Stroll to use its data and algorithms to explore health care pricing markets and related policy changes needed to enable a consumer-oriented, value-based health system. Stroll...

Co-Founders of SkyTeam Welldone on Forbes “30 Under 30” List

SkyDeck is thrilled to announce that co-founders Tim Burke, Austin McGee and Andrew Scheuermann of SkyTeam Welldone joined the Forbes “30 Under 30” class of 2016. The total number of SkyDeck founders listed on Forbes “30 Under 30” has now reached 10 founders. The addition of...

SkyDeck Strengthens Startup Collaboration

Since its foundation, SkyDeck has served as a voice for entrepreneurial growth in Berkeley. The interconnectedness of current and alumni SkyTeams attests to SkyDeck’s successful emphasis on collaboration among young entrepreneurs. One example of this is the partnership between SkyTeams Localwise, Axlehire and Hopsy. Localwise is...

Hopsy: The New SkyTeam Beer Disruptor

This week, Hopsy was acknowledged by the San Francisco Chronicle for differentiating its products and services from pre-existing alcohol distribution services by focusing on local breweries, serving exclusively growlers (reusable beer jugs) and ensuring freshness. Hopsy’s innovative business model eliminates the distributor in the traditional three-tier...